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    Default Backlit Keyboard Stays Completely Lit on SLEEP - 970 Extreme3 R2.0

    Windows 7 Ultimate
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    Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard


    While SLEEPING, this keyboard stays completely lit. With my old Biostar motherboard, this wasn't the case.

    In BOTH cases, the keyboard was able to wake the computer from sleep.


    I'm not sure where to go with this...

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    Default Re: Backlit Keyboard Stays Completely Lit on SLEEP - 970 Extreme3 R2.0

    In your BIOS, find the Good Night LED option. My ASRock (Intel) board has this option in the Chipset Configuration screen, but I don't know where it is in your BIOS.

    Setting Good Night LED to enabled should turn off your keyboard's illumination while in Sleep.

    The ASRock AXTU utility for your board may also have this option available to enable and disable.

    Please let us know if this works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    In your BIOS, find the Good Night LED option. My ASRock (Intel) board has this option in the Chipset Configuration screen, but I don't know where it is in your BIOS.

    Setting Good Night LED to enabled should turn off your keyboard's illumination while in Sleep.

    The ASRock AXTU utility for your board may also have this option available to enable and disable.

    Please let us know if this works for you.
    I was looking at Good Night LED... I am not sure what the setting is right now... I guess it is Disabled.. but my concern was that 'Enabled' might cause other unwanted effects. Do you know exactly what else this will affect?

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    Default Re: Backlit Keyboard Stays Completely Lit on SLEEP - 970 Extreme3 R2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ManuteSwol View Post
    I was looking at Good Night LED... I am not sure what the setting is right now... I guess it is Disabled.. but my concern was that 'Enabled' might cause other unwanted effects. Do you know exactly what else this will affect?
    Enabling "Good Night LED"... did NOT fix the issue.... but it did kill the annoying power LED blink upon sleep. So, I suppose it's a partial win...

    Any other ideas???
    Last edited by ManuteSwol; 12-11-2014 at 07:26 AM.

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    To bad, ASRock claims in the manuals for my ASRock boards that the Good Night LED should turn off keyboard and mouse LEDs. But the way your keyboard is wired not might work with this option.

    One other thing with the Good Night LED option, do you use the AXTU utility AND have it set to auto-run when Windows starts? If so, the Good Night LED option in AXTU might be overriding the BIOS setting. If you don't auto-run AXTU, then never mind.

    Regardless, the USB ports on ASRock boards tend to remain powered up when the PC sleeps or is shutdown. The only other possibility I can think of is in the ACPI BIOS screen, where there are options to enable or disable powering on the PC with the keyboard, mouse, and possibly other devices. Worth a try but probably won't make a difference, and may be disabled by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    To bad, ASRock claims in the manuals for my ASRock boards that the Good Night LED should turn off keyboard and mouse LEDs. But the way your keyboard is wired not might work with this option.

    One other thing with the Good Night LED option, do you use the AXTU utility AND have it set to auto-run when Windows starts? If so, the Good Night LED option in AXTU might be overriding the BIOS setting. If you don't auto-run AXTU, then never mind.

    Regardless, the USB ports on ASRock boards tend to remain powered up when the PC sleeps or is shutdown. The only other possibility I can think of is in the ACPI BIOS screen, where there are options to enable or disable powering on the PC with the keyboard, mouse, and possibly other devices. Worth a try but probably won't make a difference, and may be disabled by default.

    Interestingly enough, after attempting to wake.. I could not. Keyboard, mouse, etc., would not work to wake the PC. Very interesting. Had to set Good Night LED back to Auto. Weird.

    I don't auto-run AXTU.. hadn't even installed it before this thread.

    Nothing on the ACPI screen in the BIOS seems like it will help.

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    Any other ideas? This is still an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManuteSwol View Post
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
    Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard

    While SLEEPING, this keyboard stays completely lit. With my old Biostar motherboard, this wasn't the case.
    In BOTH cases, the keyboard was able to wake the computer from sleep.
    Some backlit keyboards need to be plugged directly into the computer or into a NON-powered external usb port in order for the lights to turn off when sleeping.
    If it's plugged into a powered external usb port then the keyboard lights don't go off when pc is put to sleep unless you press & hold the LED color light for 5-7 seconds.
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJHALLGRAV View Post
    Some backlit keyboards need to be plugged directly into the computer or into a NON-powered external usb port in order for the lights to turn off when sleeping.
    If it's plugged into a powered external usb port then the keyboard lights don't go off when pc is put to sleep unless you press & hold the LED color light for 5-7 seconds.
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    Bob.

    Everything worked just fine on my old Biostar motherboard.. so I know it is possible to achieve the functionality I am looking for.

    The ACPI options in the AsRock BIOS are very limited.. I guess that is weak point about this brand/board...

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    Default Re: Backlit Keyboard Stays Completely Lit on SLEEP - 970 Extreme3 R2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ManuteSwol View Post
    Bob.

    Everything worked just fine on my old Biostar motherboard.. so I know it is possible to achieve the functionality I am looking for.
    The ACPI options in the AsRock BIOS are very limited.. I guess that is weak point about this brand/board...
    Agreed. My old Saitek backlit keyboard turned off normally while connected to a powered usb hub too, but some keyboards do not. Hence the workaround :D

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